That pink driver used by Bubba Watson is going to market. Two days after Watson won the Masters, Ping said it would sell 5,000 limited-edition Pink G20 driver australia with the pink shaft and head. The drivers sell for $430, and Ping said it would donate 5 percent to a fundraising campaign called, ''Bubba Long in Pink. Driven by Ping.''
As part of the campaign, the Phoenix-based company donated $10,000, along with $300 for every drive Watson has hit this year. To date, the campaign has generated $61,600 for charity. Watson, meanwhile, launched ''Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million'' in January with hopes of raising $1 million for charities this year.
''Even prior to his win at The Masters, golfers were requesting pink G20s,'' said John Solheim, chairman and CEO of Ping. ''Through word of mouth, social media and phone calls, the interest was extremely high. We want to satisfy that demand while bringing even more visibility to Bubba's goal of raising $1 million.''
"We looked back at the last few days and realized that with all the tremendous energy Bubba has created with his win at the Masters and for our brand, we needed to do more with this opportunity to give back to those in need," said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. "The response to the ping golf pink driver has exceeded expectations at this point, so we're increasing our commitment to help bring Bubba closer to his goal of raising $1 million for charity this year."
In GOLF Magazine's March issue, the G20 was reviewed alongside several other game-improvement drivers. Testers said it was, "One of the top-rated models. A worthy descendant to a long line of great drivers." You can read the complete review here.
The Ping G20 Pink driver australia is a contender for a full time spot in my bag. It still has some work to do, as do I, but this driver makes it worth putting time in on the range and on the course. Although I'm generally not a fan of the stock shaft for myself and my game, I think for the most part it will be fine for the majority of golfers out there.